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Hundreds without power after pipes burst in The Regency building

Hundreds of people are without power after the basement of a condominium building in Hyde Park flooded. Power went out at the Regency on Madison Road early Monday morning. The sprinkler system burst, leaving all 20 floors in darkness. afterwards the water also went out,” resident Betty Prince said. Prince has lived in the building for six years. She said she woke up thinking the light bulb in the bathroom had to be turned off. All residents, many of whom were of retirement age, were evacuated. “When we were doing the mass exodus, I was walking behind a woman who had a helper on one side and the woman was hanging onto the railing and her helper was saying, ‘Just a little further. Just a bit further,” Prince said. Residents say building management has been very communicative and has given several updates a day. “The basement has flooded and I think it’s went to the boiler room and they are working on pumping the water. And they have the backup generator working, so now the elevators and emergency lights in the lobby are working. So it’s all baby steps, baby steps,” Prince said. Prince spent two nights in a hotel. She came back to her apartment to clean out the fridge and freezer and get more stuff. Now she plans to stay with his family for a few days. “You know, I’m grateful that I have the resources to go to a hotel rather than going to a shelter,” she said. air conditioning is operational.Oriental Wok, a popular restaurant on the first floor of The Regency, is also closed until power is restored.

Hundreds of people are without power after the basement of a condominium building in Hyde Park flooded.

Power went out at the Regency on Madison Road early Monday morning.

The sprinkler system burst, leaving all 20 floors in darkness.

“Sunday evening, Monday morning, around 2:30-3am, the electricity went out. A few hours later the water went out as well,” resident Betty Prince said.

Prince has lived in the building for six years.

She said she woke up thinking the light bulb in the bathroom had to be turned off.

Then I realized that the entire condo building was without electricity.

All residents, many of whom have reached retirement age, were evacuated.

“When we were doing the mass exodus, I was walking behind a woman who had a helper on one side and the woman was holding on to the handrail and her helper was saying, ‘Just a little further. Just a little further’ ‘” Prince said.

Residents say building management has been very communicative and has given several updates a day.

“The basement flooded and I think he went into the boiler room and they’re working on pumping the water out. And they’ve got the backup generator running, so now the elevators and emergency lights in the lobby work. So it’s all baby steps, baby steps,” Prince said.

Prince spent two nights at the hotel.

She came back to her apartment to clean out the fridge and freezer and get more stuff.

Now she plans to stay with her family for a few days.

“You know, I’m grateful that I have the resources to go to a hotel rather than going to a shelter,” she said.

Management said it hopes to have power back by Friday.

It could be a few weeks before the air conditioning is operational.

Oriental Wok, a popular restaurant on the first floor of The Regency, is also closed until power is restored.